Reps. Griffin, Hoadley introduce plan to help local communities combat suicide

State Reps. Beth Griffin and Jon Hoadley today introduced a bipartisan legislative plan that will address suicide at the local level while aiming to prevent such tragedies in the future. A proposal from Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) creates the Suicide Fatality Review Act, allowing Michigan counties to establish a review task force. The wide-ranging, appointed panels will…

Rep. Griffin votes to make state government transparent

Plan extends open record requirements to governor, Legislature State Rep. Beth Griffin today voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Griffin, of Mattawan, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal. “The government belongs to the people, and it’s vital for all public servants to…

Rep. Griffin sets March in-district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, will meet with area residents this month during scheduled office hours across her district. “With the first few months of the legislative session behind us, there is much to discuss,” Griffin said. “I encourage residents to attend and I look forward to hearing their input.” Rep. Griffin will be…

Rep. Griffin’s plan to cut prison health care costs gains House approval

State Rep. Beth Griffin’s plan to reduce the amount of public tax dollars spent on prison health care while continuing to protect public safety was approved today by the Michigan House with overwhelming bipartisan support. Griffin, of Mattawan, said chronically ill and aging prisoners often have health care costs several times higher than the average…

Rep. Griffin welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, welcomed Pastor Shannon Truelove from Full Gospel Assembly in Hartford to the state Capitol to lead Thursday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a representative or clergy member to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield…

Rep. Griffin urges governor to revise, reissue plans for DEQ, water safety

State Rep. Beth Griffin today called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to revise a previous plan and issue another executive order reorganizing the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in an effort to expand environmental protections, increase access to safe and clean drinking water, and improve the health and safety of Michigan’s citizens. Griffin, of Mattawan, said…

Rep. Griffin launches bipartisan effort to cut prison health care costs

State Rep. Beth Griffin has introduced legislation to allow certain extremely frail and sick prisoners to be relocated to specialized medical facilities, a bipartisan plan designed to save taxpayer money while continuing to protect public safety. Griffin, of Mattawan, said chronically ill and aging prisoners often have health care costs several times higher than the…

Rep. Griffin announces in-district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, will meet with area residents this month during scheduled office hours across her district. “I look forward to sitting down and hearing directly from people in my community,” Griffin said. “I encourage anyone with ideas, concerns, or input to attend!” Rep. Griffin will be available Monday, Feb. 18 at…

Rep. Griffin announces in-district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, will meet with area residents this month during scheduled office hours. “I think it is important to begin this new term by hearing directly from people in my community,” Griffin said. “I look forward to having discussions on how we can move our state forward and hope to take…

Rep. Griffin takes ceremonial oath of office on House floor

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Rep. Beth Griffin, Rep. Bronna Kahle, Rep. Annette Glenn, Dawn Crandall, Rep. Mary Whiteford and Rep. Julie Alexander. PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, was sworn in today for her second term as representative of the 66th District. Administering the Ceremonial Oath of Office was Supreme Court Justice Stephen…

Griffin posts perfect voting record for first term

State Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan, finished her first term in the state House with a perfect voting record, taking part in all 1,554 votes during the 2017-2018 session. “It is an incredible honor to represent our community,” Rep. Griffin said. “Making sure the people of the 66th District have a voice in Lansing has been,…